The “Lamune Onsen-kan” (Ramune Soda Hot Spring) at the Nagayu Hotsprings Resort, with its strikingly modern buildings, offers a unique carbon spring in Nagayu. There are indoor and outdoor hot spring, so you can enjoy high concentration carbonated spring. When you enter the hot water, the whole body is covered with bubbles, and you can feel the comfort that other hot springs can not taste. Let’s bathe alternately with the indoor hot water whose temperature is higher than the outdoor hot water. Furthermore, after the hot water, the mind and body relax at the free art museum. It is the charm of this hot spring that you can spend art appreciation.
There are three popular hot springs that you can enter at “Lamune Onsen-kan”: Uchiyu, Open-air Bath, Family Bath. Indoor baths and open-air baths are usually installed in public baths as well as in general hot springs. However, family baths may not be so common in other spa facilities. The family bath means the “private bath” when explaining it to easy. The nice thing about a private bath is that you can relax both physically and mentally in a space that only people you know. If you do not feel rested when there are strangers in the hot spring, you may want to use a family bath.
The family bath offers a calm view of the courtyard. Each bath is provided at 42 degrees and 32 degrees, so you can relax.
The inner bath of Lamune Onsen-kan has a simple design and is designed to feel the calming “Japan”. Uchiyu (inner bath) is based on white and can heal the body at a 42 degree hot spring. It is a space where there is nothing extra, so you can relax.
In Lamune Onsen-kan, the outdoor bath is an open-air bath. The nice thing about the open-air bath of Lamune Onsen-kan is that it is an open space and you can relax.
The open-air bath is more spacious than Uchiyu. Because the bath itself is spacious, you can relax according to the open feeling of the outdoor hot spring. In addition, the temperature of the open-air bath is slightly lower than 32 degrees, but if it is soaked for a long time, it will warm from the core of the body.
The Nagayu hot spring is in Naoirimachi located in the east foot of the Kuzumi mountain range, Oita prefecture. It is a simple hot-springs resort where a ryokan with a hot spring etc. are located in a line with along Serikawa river. However, the history is long and becomes one of Japan’s three biggest excellent hot springs and going back even to the ancient times of “the regional chronicle” about the middle of the 8th century. The Lamune Onsen-kan is the facilities only for day’s trip bathing opened in 2005, and is popular with tourists as the place that can enjoy one of the world’s best carbonated springs.
It is Terunobu Fujimori of the architect to have designed building sort of fairy-tale atmosphere. It is said that it may surprise in “Oh, this was a hot spring!” among the persons who visited in order to see Mr. Fujimori’s building. The plaster and burnt cedar, the symbolic building of the monochrome stripe pattern are amiable somehow.
There are the outdoor bath of the highly-concentrated carbonated spring of source temperature 32 degrees Celsius and the inside bath of the hydrogen carbonate spring of source temperature 42 degrees Celsius and a sauna to both men’s bath and ladies’ baths. The outdoor bath is considerably lukewarm hot water, but a body seems to become warm after bathing for a while because the highly-concentrated carbonated spring expands the blood vessel of the whole body, and bloodstream smoothens.
In addition, there is the spring water drinking place in the facilities, too, and there seems to be an effect for stomach and intestines disease, a liver disease, constipation, gout, ureteral stone, cystitis, diabetes, chronicity gastroenteritis in particular. If it is smelled, there will be the smell faintly like iron. It somewhat looks very good to a body.
Since a carbonic acid has the character which will be evaporated if heat is applied, when temperature goes up, carbonic acid content falls. Since the temperature of hot water is as low as 32 degrees outside of the Lamune Onsen, carbonic acid content is top class in the Nagayu hot springs about 1,380 ppm. It is just the leading carbonate spring in the world blessed with good conditions.
|Name:||Lamune Onsen-kan (Ramune Soda Hot Spring)|
|Address:||Naoirimachinagayu 7676-2 Taketa, Oita 878-0402 Japan|
|Access:||JR Nippo-honsen Line “Oita-eki” station (60 minutes by car)|
|Price:||500 yen (Adult)
200 yen (Under 12 years old)
Free (Under 3 years old)
Please refer the official web page.